6/7: Political economist gets real on state of affairs in DC on State of Mind

6/7: Political economist gets real on state of affairs in DC on State of Mind


IT IS BEEN FROM WASHINGTON, ABOUT ANSWERS WE NEED TO TRY TO ANSWER SUCH QUESTIONS WE NEED TO ANSWER. THE “DAN YORKE STATE OF MIND PROGRAM IS BROUGHT TO IMPART LIKE LOOK AT RHODE ISLAND. YOU WILL CATCH ME CLEANING MY CLASSES. I’M TELLING YOU, IT IS A NON-STOP BATTLE. YOU CAN’T TAKE ME ANYWHERE. WE HAVE ARE COOL GUEST TODAY FROM THE WASHINGTON STUDENT BROWN UNIVERSITY. YOU SAY, HOW MANY OF US PEOPLE HAVE YOU ON THE SHOW? ENOUGH, AND NOT TOO MANY. THEY’RE TERRIFIC OVER THERE. A LOT OF YOU HAVE THIS PREDISPOSITION ABOUT THE THINKING PROCESS AT BROWN UNIVERSITY. BUT WASHINGTON INSTITUTE IS FULL OF TERRIFIC, HIGH-LEVEL, INTERNATIONAL AND NATIONAL — THINKERS. WE HAVE ANOTHER ONE THIS EVENING, PROFESSOR MARK BL YTHE, WHO SAID IF I CALL HIM PROFESSOR, THE COPS ARE COMING. RIGHT TO HAVE YOU ABOARD. I JUST WANT TO TOUCH BASE ON ONE OR TWO THINGS. NEW NEWS HERE IN RHODE ISLAND THIS EVENING, JOE CARRILLO, THE LONGTIME STATE REPRESENTATIVE — THE REPUBLICAN HAS DECIDED HE IS GOING TO LATER THIS MONTH HAVE A FORMAL ANNOUNCEMENT ABOUT HIS POSSIBLE INTENTION TO RUN FOR GOVERNOR. IN A COUPLE OF WEEKS, A GET TOGETHER WITH EVERYBODY, TO TALK WILL INTEREST IN RUNNING FOR GOVERNOR. I GUESS THAT’S A SLOW PLAY. A THINK JOE IS STILL TENTATIVE BUT HAS AN URGE AND ITCH TO SCRATCH WHEN IT COMES TO THIS WHOLE THING. MY GUESS, IF HE GOES, AND LIKELY HE WILL, YOU WILL BE INDEPENDENT. THAT WILL CAUSE ALL SORTS OF TURBULENCE BECAUSE HE BELIEVED THE REPUBLICAN PARTY, BUT IT’S KIND OF A FREEWAY TO THE GENERAL ELECTION. IF HE HAS A CHANCE TO WIN THIS THING, IT WOULD BE ONE-ON-ONE WITH THE DEMOCRATIC WINNER, LIKELY TO BE THE INCUMBENT, BUT YOU NEVER KNOW. WE WOULD PAY CLOSE ATTENTION TO THAT. 2018 SEASON IS HEATING UP, A LITTLE SUMMER. CAR TAX. THIS MESS CONTINUES. LAST NIGHT, WE HAD PROS A CONS. THE GUYS WHO WANTED ARE THE PEOPLE WHO GET A REAL BREAK IN THEIR BUDGETS LIKE JORGE ELORZA — THE MAYOR OF PROVIDENCE WHO CAN’T WAIT TO REDO THE BOOKS TO GET THIS SUCKER. WITH MY FINEST APARTMENTS DELAY SENDING CORTEX BILL FOR A FEW WEEKS IF NECESSARY SO WE CAN LIMIT THE NEED FOR CREDITS AND REFUNDS. TWO THINGS ON HIS TAKE. REVERENCE IS SUCH A HIGH RATE OF $60 PER $1000 OF VALUE, BUT THIS ALREADY BEGINS TO GIVE PEOPLE IN PROVIDENCE A BREAK. AS OTHER COMMUNITIES LIKE FINDING CUMBERLAND BROTHERS THIS FOR A LITTLE BREAK FOR QUITE A LOT OF TIME, WHICH SPEAKS TO THE NOTION THAT WE HAVE COMPLETE REFORM STILL MISSING IN THIS WHOLE EFFORT BY THE SPEAKER. THIS WHOLE THING WAS BORN OF A CLOSE RACE IN DISTRICT 15. FUNNY HOW THOSE THINGS HAPPEN. NOT AGAINST APARTHEID REDUCTION. THE BILL WILL GO ON HERE AND WE EXECUTED SEEMS TO BE MESSY AND EFFICIENT — PERHAPS YOU HAVE THE POINT OF VIEW — IN THE MEANTIME, YOU NOTICE HE WAS TALKING ABOUT HOLDING ON ON THE BOOKS. THERE ARE A LOT OF COMMUNITIES THAT ARE ALREADY ISSUED THEIR CAR TAX BILLS. FOLKS FROM THE LEAGUE OF CITIES AND TOWNS ARE WORRIED ABOUT THAT. THERE ARE COMMUNITIES PUTTING THEIR BUDGETS TOGETHER, GETTING READY TO PUT UP THE TAX BILLS. VERY DIFFICULT FOR THEM TO ADAPT TO THESE NEW CHANGES WHILE THE PROCESS IS ALREADY ON-GOING. DAN: THAT’S THE NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR. BRIGHT — KEY, BRIAN DANIE WILL BE OUR GUEST ON THE MONDAY PROGRAM NEXT WEEK. THIS IS A DONE DEAL IN THE HOUSE, NOT SURE WHAT THE SENATE IS PLAYING BALL. WE WILL SEE. ALL RIGHT. LET’S MOVE ON POSITIONS FROM WASHINGTON AND I WILL INTEREST MY GUEST AND JUST ABOUT MOMENT FOR YOU RIGHT NOW WE HAVE A NEW IF THE DIRECTOR. FOR COMEY WHICH IS INTERESTING. HE ALSO DEFENDED CHRISTIE ENBRIDGE GATE. CHRIS CHRISTIE HAD A LOT TO DO WITH THIS. LET’S LISTEN IN. TRUMP TOOK TO TWITTER TO THIS MORNING SAYING NOMINATE GRIST FOR A RIGHT TO BE THE NEW DIRECTOR OF THE FBI. RAY IS A FORMER ASSISTANT ATTORNEY GENERAL AND WORKED FOR PRESIDENT GEORGE W. BUSH. MOST RECENTLY, HERE PRESENTED CHRIS CHRISTIE DURING THE BRIDGE GATE SCANDAL. MARK WARNER QUESTIONS THE TIMING OF THE ANNOUNCEMENT. CLEARLY THIS IS NEVER BY THE PRESIDENT TO TRY TO DISTRACT ATTENTION FROM OUR HEARINGS TODAY AND TOMORROW. DAN: WELL, WHY NOT? [LAUGHTER] DUH! THINK BY TOMORROW, NOBODY WILL KNOW RAY IF YOU PAGE THEM. IT WILL BECOME A HEADLINES. PAY-PER-VIEW — YOU COULD SELL VIEWERSHIP TO THIS THING TOMORROW I THINK. OF COURSE, THE NOTION THAT THE PRESIDENT MIGHT BE TWEETING DURING THE SOMETHING ONLY A WRESTLEMANIA FACTOR OF IT. HERE’S WHAT MY GUEST HAS WRITTEN RECENTLY, I WILL BRING HIM IN HERE, BUT LET’S SELL THE BOOK WILL WE GET THE CHANCE. POSTERITY — I CAN’T READ THAT — MARK — MARK: THE HISTORY OF A DANGEROUS IDEA. DAN: ANYWAY, WE WILL GET TO THAT MOMENTARILY. WELCOME. MARK: NICE TO BE HERE. DAN: NICE TO HAVE YOU. CAR TAX? MARK: I DON’T LIKE PAYING IT LIKE EVERYBODY ELSE. DAN: WANT TO GIVE US A REBATE FROM PROVIDENCE? MARK: I LOVE REBATES, RIVETS ARE GOOD, RIGHT? DAN: RIVETS ARE GOOD. OK. WHY DID PROPERTY TAX GO UP? ALL SWINGS MARK: ALL SWINGS AND ROUNDABOUTS, ISN’T IT? BUT THEN AGAIN I’M A RENTAL. DAN: AAAAAA THEY DO NOT GROW THEM IN SCOTLAND. MARK: SAY THAT MUCH. [LAUGHTER] DAN: FBI SAGA, I KNOW YOU HAVE THOUGHTS OF YOUR BOOK AND THIS CONCEPT OF NATIONALISM WHICH WE WILL TALK ABOUT THIS EVENING. WHERE YOU THINKING ABOUT TOMORROW? MARK: A GUY WILL COME OUT AND SAY EVERYTHING WE KNOW, THEN THEY WILL PRESENT TO SAY MORE AND HE WILL SAY, NO. IT’S WRESTLEMANIA. YOU KNOW THE GOOD GUY WILL WIN KIND OF EVENTUALLY, THEN HE WILL LIKELY NEVER WILL SAY, WHAT’S A DUTCH WAS THAT? — WHAT WAS THAT? DAN: I SAID THAT ON THE RADIO YESTERDAY. I SAID, MOST OF WHAT WE ARE GOING TO LEARN WILL BE THE OPENING STATEMENT. ABSOLUTELY. BOOM, BOOM, BOOM. DAN: LET’S IS MOST TWITCHING TO THE LEFT, RIGHT, WHEN HE ASKED YOU WHETHER VE HIM A BREAK? MARK: FOR THE 500 RUSSIAN AGENTS TIME? [LAUGHTER] DAN: SOMETHING TELLS ME — WHICH WE HEAR TOMORROW, WILL ONLY BE A PIECE OF WHAT WE COULD DOWN THE LINE, GIVEN — WE HAVE A COUNCIL PROBABLY GUIDING JIM COMEY ON WHAT HE MAY OR MAY NOT WANT TO SAY. MARK: ABSOLUTELY. IF THAT MAN DOES NOT HAVE COUNSEL HE HAS BEEN VERY POORLY ADVISED. [LAUGHTER] DAN: THAT’S A GOOD POINT. WHAT DO YOU MAKE OF THIS WHOLE THING? MARK: HERE’S A REAL DISAPPOINTMENT FOR ME BECAUSE I’M A DEMOCRAT. WELL, YOU KNOW, YOU HAVE TO BE. DAN: BUT DOES THAT MEAN? TO WORK AT BROWN? MARK: YOU MAY HAVE CHEWED — TWO CHOICES. I WAS MORE OF A BERNIE BOY. I GET TO THE POINT NOW WHERE I SEE MORE — SHE IS ASKED BY THE SKY, WHAT’S THE BIG THING FOR THE DEMOCRATS IN 2017? RUSSIA. IN OTHER WORDS, WE WON’T FORMULATE POLICIES, TALK ABOUT — WILL NOT SAY WHAT WE DO LIKE, DON’T LIKE, WE’RE JUST GOING TO THROW MUD. WE CAN’T DEAL WITH THE FACT THAT WE DIDN’T WIN. IT’S INCREDIBLY DISAPPOINTING. DAN: YET, THE SPACE WHERE THE PRESSURE TO ACTUALLY ARGUE POLICY AND PROVIDE ALTERNATIVES THAT THE DEMOCRATS COULD FILL IS FILLED BY NONSENSE OUT OF THE WHITE HOUSE AND, THE ATTENTION HAS DRAWN EVERYBODY TO THE POINT WHERE NOW, EVERYTHING HE DOES, EVERYTHING HE TWEEPS, EVERY MOVE HE MAKES IS MICRO COVERED. AND I’M NOT SURE — I DON’T THINK HE’S GIVEN MAKE IT. DO YOU? MARK: HERE’S THE THING ABOUT IT. YOU HAVE THE NSA CONTRACTOR, WHO IS NOW IN TROUBLE OR REVEALING — THE RUSSIANS — DAN: 24 YEARS OLD. MARK WHAT IF WE FOUND OUT? THE RUSSIANS DEFINITELY TRY TO HACK A COUPLE BITS OF OUR INFRASTRUCTURE. I’M NOT SO SHOCKED BY THAT. THE WAY THEY LOOK AT IT, WE GAVE THEM PRESIDENT YELTSIN TWICE AND THEY’VE NEVER FORGIVE US. SO THEY INTERFERE WITH US — THEY THINK WE INTERFERE WITH THEM THROUGH THIS IS OK, DID THESE HACKS CAUSED THE DEMOCRATS TO LOSE THE ELECTION’? NO. I’VE SEEN NO EVIDENCE WHATSOEVER. BUT CANDIDATE, BAD CALL US — POLICY, LIKE OF COMMUNICATION. SPENDING TIME ON THIS IS STRETCHING IT UP. IT’S THROWING MUD. IF THAT’S WHAT POLITICS IS BECOME FOR DEMOCRATS — AT THE SAME TIME YOU SAY WHAT YOU HAS TOUCHED NONSENSE COMING OUT OF THE WHITE HOUSE, IS IT ANY WONDER PEOPLE ARE FED UP WITH AC? DAN: GET TRUMP COULD IF HE WANTED TO DISH AND FELT POWERFUL BUT HIS STUFF, COULD SIMPLY SAY, I AM UPSET ABOUT ANY KIND OF INFILTRATION — THIS NOTION THAT, INVOLVING OURSELVES IN ANOTHER ELECTION IS ONLY SOMETHING THAT IS BEEN DONE TO US RATHER THAN US DOING IT TO SOMEBODY ELSE, OBVIOUSLY IS NOT TRUE. BUT THE POINT HERE, HE COULD EXPRESS SOME KIND OF HORROR ABOUT IT WHILE STILL MAINTAINING THE INTEGRITY OF HIS WIN. HE DOESN’T SEEM TO BE ABLE TO DO THAT. I CAN’T FIGURE OUT IF IT’S BECAUSE OF A PERSONALITY DISORDER OR FEAR SOMETHING TO HIDE. HE COULD JUST DO THAT, AGAIN, IT WOULD CREATE A VACUUM FOR THE DEMOCRATS TO HAVE TO FILL THREE — MARK: YOU HAVE SOMEONE THAT CAN’T CURE — CLEAR THE PLATES, THEN SOMEBODY WHO SAID, HE CAN’T CLEAR THE PLATE. THAT’S OVERDOING, POINTING THIS OUT OVER AND OVER. AT SOME DAN: AT SOME POINT, HIS INABILITY TO CLEAR THE PLATE WILL PREVENT HIM FROM GETTING ANYTHING DONE. ARK: THAT’S A GIVEN. DAN: AT SOME POINT 2018 ELECTIONS WILL COME IN. IT’S PREDESTINED. OOK REALLY BAD. DEMOCRATS ACTUALLY MIGHT BE ABLE TO PULL S OFF. MARK: THEN WE GET TO WISER PEOPLE HATE D.C. SO MUCH? THROUGH OBAMA YOU HAVE DEMOCRATS COMPLAINING CONSTANTLY THAT THE REPUBLICANS WOULDN’T DO ANYTHING, COOPERATE, THEY ARE NOT INTERESTED IN COOPERATION. NOW THEY’RE DOING EXACTLY THE SAME THING. WE HAVE GOVERNMENT GRIDLOCK BY DESIGN. A FEELING CHOICE ON THE MENU. A THINK THE AMERICAN PEOPLE WANT MORE THAN THAT REGARDLESS OF REPUBLICAN OR DEMOCRAT. DAN: INSIGHTFUL. LET ME NOTE — LET ME LET YOU KNOW BY THE WAY, IF YOU’RE LOOKING TO SOPHISTICATE — IS THAT A VERB? — YOUR BANKING LEFT, CARD AN APP YOU HAVE TO GET. BECOME A MEMBER OF THE NAVIGATE CREDIT UNION, GET SOME MONEY THERE, AND FIND YOURSELF IN THE COUNT — ON ACCOUNT. IT WILL BE RIGHT THERE IN THE PALM OF YOUR HANDS. WE WILL BE RIGHT BACK, STAY WITH US. ♪ ♪ DAN: WELCOME BACK, PROFESSOR MARK BLYTHE IS HERE, AT THE WALSTON — WATSON INSTITUTE SINCE 2009 IN BROWN UNIVERSITY. YOU BUT — THAT BY NOW BUT WAOW. I HAVE TO READ THIS. UNDER BIOGRAPHY, MARKET AS A POLITICAL ECONOMIST. HIS RESEARCH FOCUSES ON HOW TO UNCERTAINTY AND RANDOMNESS COMPLEXES — IMPACTS COMPLEX ECONOMIC SYSTEMS AND WHITE PEOPLE CONTINUE TO BELIEVE STUPID ECONOMIC IDEAS DESPITE BUCKETS OF EVIDENCE TO THE CONTRARY. THAT PART OF YOUR BOOK? MARK: VERY MUCH. DAN: STUPIDITY REIGNS. MARK: REALLY REALLY COMPLEX — INSANELY COMPLEX. WE ALL USE THINGS TO SIMPLIF IT GREAT IT WOULD DEPEND ON YOUR POLITICAL PREDILECTIONS — YOU LIKE SOME ECONOMIC IDEAS AND OTHERS. SOME PEOPLE WANT TO TEXT — SOME PEOPLE WANT TO TALK — CUT TAXES — THERE’S VERY LITTLE EVIDENCE THAT THESE THINGS WORK THE WAY THAT WE THINK THEY DO. WE LIKE TO THINK THEY DO. DAN: TRICKLE-DOWN MARK: SIMPLY DOESN’T WORK. THE SITE CHARGING 60% TAXES AND GOVERNMENT TO THE STATE, NOT THE BEST IDEA. GETTING A BOUNCE RATE IS TOUGH. DAN: SO YOUR EXPERIENCE FROM THE HOMELANDS IN SCOTLAND VERSUS HERE, HIGH THAT COME. MARK: MIGHT EFFECTIVE RATE IS 31%. THEN YOU HAVE STATE ON TO THAT, THEN THE LOCAL BITS. THEN YOU HAVE YOUR SALES TAX. HONESTLY YOUR TEXT THE SAME WAY. IT IS WONDER WHERE MY SWEDISH QUALITY PUBLIC? THEY ARE NOT THERE. WAS ALL THE MONEY GOING? DAN: WE ARE GETTING SCREWED HERE. HEADLINE — GOING BACK TO WASHINGTON FOR A SECOND, SESSIONS — OFFER TO RESIGN BEFORE TRUMPS TRIP ABROAD. I THINK MOST PEOPLE HAVE FOLLOWED THIS. WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT THAT? MARK: I DO NOT KNOW WHAT TO THINK, I’M NONE OF THE INSIDE OF THE CASTLE. I LIKE TO THINK OF IT IS THE BOUNCING COUNCIL WERE BOTH IDEAS AND PEOPLE GO FLYING AROUND FROM DAY-TO-DAY, YOU DON’T KNOW WHERE THEY WILL END UP. IT’S CHAOTIC TO SAY THE LEAST. TO ME THE INTERESTING GUY AT THE START OF ALL THIS WAS DAN AND — BANNON, THE IDEAS GUIDE. HE SEEMS TO HAVE BEEN PUSHED TO THE SIDE BUT THE GOLDMAN GUYS, THEN BY THE SON-IN-LAW, SO WOUND AND SELF WORTH. IT SEEMS NONE OF THE POWER MACINTOSH WE DON’T KNOW EXACTLY WHO IS DOING WHAT. WHERE’S THE PRESIDENT HIMSELF IN LEADING AN AGENDA? DAN: THE BANNON THING, YOU ARE RIGHT. HE WAS THE STAR, SEEMINGLY IF YOU BELIEVE REPORTS — THEY ARE HARD TO DISTINGUISH BETWEEN WHICH IS BELIEVABLE AND WHICH IS NOT. THE DONALD WAS MIFFED THAT BANNON WAS GETTING THE PROFILE — SURROUNDING THE FBI AND OTHER KIND OF STUFF, REAL OR IMAGINED — SATIATE THE PRESIDENT ENOUGH TO BE ABLE TO BE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE MIX. IT’S ALMOST AS IF YOU SPELL THE NAME RIGHT AND HE’S GOOD ENOUGH TO BE IN THE HUNT AS LONG AS BANNNON IS AT THE SIDE. BUT JARED KUSHNER YESTERDAY — YOU’RE MORE FAMOUS THAN ME — SAME JOKE HE MADE WITH COMEY. COMEY GOT POPPED. [LAUGHTER] MARK: CAN’T FOCUS A LOT. DAN: I THINK YOU CAN RECOMMEND AN EXTENDED LEAVE THOUGH. VODKA MAY BE UPSET WITH HER FATHER RIGHT NOW — BUT BANNON SEEPS BACK IN — WITH SOME LAST WEEK STUFF, THE WHOLE PARIS ACCORD THING. IT’S MORE OF A NATIONALISTIC AMERICA FIRST, WE ARE GETTING SCREWED, CHINA AND INDIA GET AWAY WITH IT. MARK: YOU CAN HAVE AN ARGUMENT ABOUT TRADE, YOU CAN SAY CHINA HAS A DISPROPORTIONATE ADVANTAGE. PEOPLE SHOULD ALWAYS REMEMBER, THOSE FIRMS A BOAT IN FROM CHINA TO THE U.S. ARE GENERALLY AMERICAN. IT’S NOT QUITE THAT SIMPLE. BUT ANYWAY, YOU WILL HAVE — WITH AVA CLIMATE CHANGE, IF YOU ACCEPT. NONE — BEING A NATIONALIST DOESN’T MAKE ANY DIFFERENCE. YOU’LL STILL BE UNDERWATER. DOES ANOTHER REAR — WHETHER YOU ARE INSIDE OR OUTSIDE. STOP ME AS A WEIRD ONE FOR HIM TO FOCUS ON THAT POINT. WHY JUST GET SOMETHING MORE CONCRETE — POLICY IN THE STATE — TABLE, SOMETHING TO YOUR CONSTITUENTS, INSTEAD OF WE WILL DOES NOT BELIEVE IN STUFF. IT’S A BIT W3 DAN: THE HEADLINE ON NATIONALISM — THIS WHOLE BIG THING OF — I DO NOT F AMERICA POLLED NOSE WITH THE CONCEPT IS. MARK: THAT MEANS MANY DIFFERENT THINGS IN DIFFERENT PLACES. NATIONALISM IS — A BELIEF THAT THERE’S A PARTICULAR COMMUNITY THAT NEEDS A HOMELAND OR STATE OF THEIR OWN. WE ARE A HALF AFTER ITS UNIQUE AND WONDERFUL THING ABOUT THE U.S. IS THE FACT THAT IT IS A HOMELAND FOR PEOPLE FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD TO COME AND MAKE YOURSELF A NEW, THAT’S FOR THE WHOLE THING IS. AMERICANS NEVER HAD A NATIONALISM THE WAY THE GERMANS, JAPANESE, OTHERS HAVE HAD NATIONALISM. BUT WHAT WE SEE IS A GLOBAL SUPERPOWER FOR 60 YEARS — THE ONE WHO SETS THE RULES, INTERNATIONAL AGREEMENTS, THE ONE WHO BASICALLY RUNS THE SYSTEM. THERE’S OF COURSE BENEFITS FOR DOING THAT. THE BENEFITS ARE NOT EXACTLY EVENLY DISTRIBUTED. WHAT IS — HAS HAPPENED TO THE HEARTLAND OF THE UNITED STATES WITH INDUSTRIALIZATION — THAT NATIONALISM, ECONOMICALLY, WHICH TO — THE MAIN STANDARD IS ECONOMICA FIRST. CAN YOU REALLY DO AMERICA FIRST IN A WORLD WHICH IS SO GLOBALLY INTERCONNECTED? THIS BASICALLY — WITH A LOT OF PARIS — YOU CAN’T PULL OUT IN THREE YEARS. BY THE TIME YOU PUSH THE TRIGGER IS THE NEXT ELECTION, THE WORLD IS MORE COMPLEX. DAN: HE IS SHUTTING DOWN PAYMENTS EFFECTIVELY SUGGESTING HE CAN PULL OUT YESTERDAY. ONE OF THE THINGS THE PRESIDENT DOESN’T DO MUCH IS READ ABOUT THAT WHEN SHE IS TRYING TO ACCOMPLISH. BUT I THINK IT’S A FASCINATING CONVERSATION — WE WILL COME BACK AND TALK ABOUT THIS MORE. WHY CAN’T AMERICA BE FIRST AND THE LEAD AT THE SAME TIME AND SHUT UP ABOUT IT? WE WILL BE RIGHT BACK. THE PRESIDENT OF THE USA — HAS POLICIES GO AGAINST EVERYTHING WE STAND FOR. DAN: HE’S NOT INVITED TO LONDON ACCORDING TO THE LONDON MAYOR. I DON’T UNDERSTAND — WE WILL GO BACK TO ITS NATIONALISM THING IN A SECOND, BUT THIS NOTION THAT THE PRESIDENT WANTED TO TWEET AND BEAT UP ON ONE MAYOR AND HE’S DEALING A TERRORIST ATTACK — THIS IS NOT IN ANYBODY’S BEST INTEREST. MARK: THIS IS WHY THE LITTLE TWEET UP — IF YOU WANT TO SAY SOMETHING SAY SOMETHING, DON’T JUST WALK AWAY — BUT THEN JUST WALK AWAY. DON’T GET INVOLVED IN A SWINGING MATCH. YOU ARE THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES. YOU OCCUPY THE MOST DEEPEST RESPECT AND THE MOST POWERFUL OFFICE IN THE WORLD. STOP DOING THIS, IT’S EMBARRASSING. DAN: NOBODY SEEMS TO MAKE THAT POINT. MARK: IT’S WEIRD, TAKE AWAY THE PHONE. IT’S DONE. DAN: NOBODY SEEMS TO BE ABLE TO TAKE IT AWAY. IT’S AMAZING. YOU THINK THIS WHOLE HIGH-LEVEL THING GOING ON ITS IDEAL OFFICE — VERY WELL JUST MAY BE THAT HE JUST SAYS, YOU ARE NOT TAKING MY PHONE. MARK: HE IS THE PRESIDENT. I’M NOT SURE I COULD TAKE HIS PEN AWAY, I WOULD GET SHOT FIRST. DAN: KELLYANNE CONWAY SUGGESTED THE TWEETING IS A FASCINATION — OBSESSION BY THE MASS MEDIA. MAINSTREAM MEDIA. SEAN SPICER SUGGESTS IT IS AN OFFICIAL COMMENTARY FROM THE PRESIDENT. MOST PEOPLE DON’T KNOW WHETHER THEY ARE COMING OR GOING. MARK: SO YOU HAVE THE CAMPAIGN — WHAT HE DID WAS BRILLIANT. HE SAID, I WILL BYPASS YOU GUYS, I DON’T CARE — EVERYTHING GOT 55 MILLION FOLLOWERS OR SOMETHING LIKE THIS. I’M JUST GOING TO BATTER OUT ALL THE STUFF ALL THE TIME. AND YOU ARE JUST GOING TO GO NUTS OVER IT. I’M GOING TO GET ENDLESS FREE PUBLICITY. ABSOLUTELY WORK FOR THE CAMPAIGN — THE QUESTION IS, IS IT WORKING NOW THAT YOU ARE IN GOVERNMENT? IT COULD BE A DISTRACTION — YOU — I’M NOT SEEING THE, I’M DOING THERE, I’M JUST SEEING THE 13 DAN: PEOPLE HAVE EXPECTATIONS HE WOULD TURN INTO SOMETHING OF AN EXECUTIVE. I WILL TELL YOU, MY PHONE LINES — I HAVE NEVER BEEN A TRUMP GUY, SO WE’VE HAD CONTENTIOUS STUFF. THIS HARDLY ANYBODY LEFT TO ARGUE FOR HIM. WE ARE WATCHING THE TRAIN WRECK HOPING IT CORRECTS ITSELF. TALK TO ME ABOUT THIS NATIONALISM THING. IT SEEMS TO ME, I’LL LET NATO COME ALL THAT KIND OF STUFF — ALA NA TO, THAT KIND OF STUFF, WE CAN STILL LEAD, FINANCE AGREEMENTS AND RELATIONSHIPS, PUT OURSELVES FIRST. SHOVING IT DOWN EVERYBODY’S THROAT IS NOT NECESSARILY THE BRAND — AND — OR PLAN THAT YOU WANT. HERE’S THE PROBLEM ABOUT BREXIT. THE EUROPEAN UNION — THAT’S AN ACTIVE NATIONALISM. BREXIT IS THE BEST DEAL EVER. THEY’ EU, NEVER GOING TO JOIN THE EURO, WHICH CRAZY, THVE TO DEAL WITH THE GERMANS. THEY HAVE THEIR OWN OCCURRENCE — CURRENCY AND A SOLVENT ECONOMY. THEY WANTED THEMSELVES OUT OF THAT TO NEGOTIATED DEAL THAT NO MATTER WHAT THEY GET WILL BE WORSE DAN WHAT THEY WERE. BIG PHRASE. WHAT DOES THAT MEAN AND A WORLD THAT’S COMPLETELY INTEGRATED? HE WILL NOT TURN BACK TECHNOLOGIES, ISOLATE OURSELVES LIKE 19TH-CENTURY COUNTRIES AGAIN. WHAT’S THE ENDGAME? YULIA YOURSELF OR THOUGHT — WORSE OFF. DAN: IS BREXIT REVERSIBLE? MARK: VERY DIFFICULT. THAT’S THE THING ABOUT PARIS AND THE REST OF IT. TECHNOLOGICAL CHANGE IS MORE IMPORTANT FOR CLIMATE CONTROLLED THAN ANY OTHER AGREEMENT. IF THAT’S THE BEST YOU’VE GOT, WHY WALK AWAY FROM IT IF YOU ARE THE LEADER? DAN: I DO NOT KNOW HOW YOU SAY, WE ARE LEAVING, THEN WE WANT TO KNOCK ON YOUR DOOR TO RENEGOTIATE. MARK: THAT’S IT, THAT’S THE DEAL. DAN: GIVE ME A 20 SECOND PROGNOSTICATION ON WHAT THE NEXT 30 DAYS IS, NEVER MIND THE NEXT THREE YEARS. MARK: MORE PEOPLE SHOUTING ABOUT RUSSIA, MORE HEARINGS IN RUSSIA, MORE TWEETS NOT ABOUT RUSSIA COME SOME TWEETS ABOUT RUSSIA, THEN SOMETHING TOTALLY RANDOM NOBODY IS THOUGHT OF WHERE YOU’RE GOING, NO WAY! DAN: NICE TO MEET YOU. MARK: YOU TOO. DAN: COME BACK SOON. LESS WORK WHEN WE COME BACK. DAN: LAST YEAR WE TUNED INTO THE JIM COMEMORROW CLEARLY WE’LL HAVE COMMENTARY ON THAT. WE WILL ALSO CHECK ON GENDER EQUITY IN THE INSURANCE WORLD, BEING DEBATED IN RHODE ISLAND. WE WILL SEE WITH 3:00 ON THE RADIO TOMORROW, I’M SURE IT WILL TALK ABOUT THE COMING HEARINGS. WHAT ELSE WILL WE DO? HAVE A GREAT NIGHT.

28 comments

  1. Brexit is happening because we dont wont to have the Germans ( same lot we fought 2 world wars against) telling us what to do. How can you not understand this…

  2. If the Comey meeting was in the Oval Office, we should not subpoena the White House for tapes, we should subpoena the Kremlin. Kislyak has to have dropped about 500 listening devices.

  3. To be fair David Cameron did try to negotiate with the EU for a new deal and came back with little change. Even some pro-EU people thought he came back with little from the negotiations.

  4. Blyth seems to have changed his tune a bit here regarding UK exit from the EU. Prior to the referendum he was very descriptive about the anti-democratic nature of the EUnion but now he is suggesting that the UK is mistaken to pursue seperation from it. Lose 1 trust point and tell us who got in your ear boy.

  5. Everything that Trump does is micro covered… except for the policies he passes. Ignore the fact that he isn't even trying to live up to his promises and point out what toilet paper he uses.

    All I can say is that democrats are as corrupt and loony as the republicans are… we are screwed!!

  6. Wow its one thing to have subtitles, but do not use one of those automatic speech recognition algorithms to do so. If you want us to better understand Mark, then it doesn't help to not read what he's saying correctly.

  7. Let me throw a contentious notion: America's political class is the dumbest most idiotic political ruling class in human civilization history. There has been no other Empire in history that was lead by such stupid people.
    … but…. I could be wrong, my world history knowledge is not perfect.

  8. Can you please make the subtitles optional? I can hardly watch this like this. It's distracting how much they lag behind the conversation.

  9. I am sorry. First time listening to this interviewer… he is terrible. Why would you waste a brilliant mind of Dr. Blyth taliking gossip. Do the damn work and ask him about the Political/Economic consequences of policies!

    He seems Progressive enough, but really unprepared and or intellectually outclassed.

  10. Prof. Blyth's right. Russiagate is the DNC's dream come true. Why deal with the fundamental flaws of our system when we can play the blame game? Russiagate albeit substantive, does not go far enough (there's also predating money laundering issues being ignored) and it's a red herring.

  11. Non of you seem to understand red vs blue is no longer the issue. Globalism vs Nationalism is the new fight!

  12. He said Russia tried to hack the infrastructure a couple of times, can he please provide sources, where can I read about this?

  13. Yea I'm not really interested in co-operating with republicans. I get his point and I'm sure they could maybe find an area of bi partisan agreement but it's VERY slim.

  14. Elizabeth Warren answering "that Russia thing" was her interview with Cenk of TYT, wasn't it? That's what he's referring to?

  15. I love listening to a Mark Blyth, he always makes me think, even if it is ideas that go against that my political thinking.

  16. What an arrogant man. You should be the one one shutti g up and letting mark talk. Your globalist propaganda plays well with your boss, not with us in fly over nation

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